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The Slip Inn (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Captain Cook - Red BayExcellent1
Muirhouse - Sweet Like ChocolateExcellent1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Cossack Imperial StoutExcellent1
Brown Cow - White OutExcellent1
Brass Monkey - Revolutions PorterExcellent1
Ilkley - BestExcellent1
Brass Castle - SunshineGood1
Liverpool Organic - Joseph Williamson 'Tunnale'Good1
Yorkshire Dales - MerryfieldGood1
Leeds - Leeds PaleGood2
Wold Top - Wold GoldGood1
Black Sheep - Ruddy RamGood1
Towcester Mill (formerly Whittlebury) - Home Farm BitterAcceptable1
Robinsons - Young TomAcceptable1
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Reindeer RepellentAcceptable1
Yorkshire Heart - JRT Best BitterAcceptable1
Brass Castle - CliffhangerAcceptable1
Salamander - Hell's SnowballsAcceptable1
Riverhead - RedAcceptable1
Revolutions - RavenscroftAcceptable1
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Hop BlissAcceptable1
Summer Wine (SWB) - BlizzardPoor1
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Brown Cow - BitterNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Brass Castle - Bad KittyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Slip Inn, York, North Yorkshire

Visits Details

11 Jul 2015 (HSB)
York races had just finished for the day and the city was flooded with racegoers. We passed a number of wedged pubs before at lasting finding room at the inn here at 19:00.
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80Good
Brass Castle - Sunshine5.70GoodJust a taster. Went back for a pint later but it had gone.
Liverpool Organic - Joseph Williamson 'Tunnale'4.00GoodA slightly hoppy brown ale. Not to my taste.
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Brass Castle - Bad Kitty5.50Not Tried
07 Jan 2013 (Mick)
Very quiet, me and two others.
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80GoodOK, cold and creamy.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Wold Top - Wold Gold4.80Not Tried
22 Jun 2012 (HSB)
Very busy. Had to sit in the back room.
Ilkley - Best4.00Excellent
03 Sep 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Joint beer festival in progress here, with the Swan up the road joining in as well. Deservedly popular throughout the afternoon.
Captain Cook - Red Bay4.00ExcellentSmooth and malty red ale with a sweetish taste and full bodied mouthfeel. My score 16/20.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Cossack Imperial Stout7.20ExcellentPowerful stout with intense roasted malt flavours combined with good hopping and an alcoholic dryness in the finish. My score 16/20.
Robinsons - Young Tom4.00AcceptableNow brewed at 4.2%, some sweetish malt, little hoppiness and a dryish finish. My score 14/20.
Brass Castle - Cliffhanger3.80AcceptablePale bitter with toffee malt flavours and some hop bitterness. Dryish finish. My score 14/20.
Revolutions - Ravenscroft3.30AcceptablePale golden bitter with a fairly bitter but rather thin flavour. Dry and astringent finish. My score 14/20.
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Hop Bliss4.10AcceptablePale and bitter, no bliss for me as too bitter and hoppy for my taste. Very dry, harsh citrus hop finish. My score 13/20.
Towcester Mill (formerly Whittlebury) - Home Farm Bitter4.10AcceptableAmber bitter with a bitter flavour, some hoppiness and a dry finish. My score 13/20.
Yorkshire Heart - JRT Best Bitter4.20AcceptableSome maltiness in this pale bitter, but little hop flavour, giving a rather biscuity flavour. My score 13/20.
Riverhead - Red4.50AcceptableRed ale with a lot of crystal malt giving a bittersweet and slightly cloying flavour. Some hop in the dry finish. My score 14/20.
26 Aug 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Wold Top - Wold Gold4.80Good
30 Dec 2010 (McGargle)
Friendly back street local.
Salamander - Hell's Snowballs4.00AcceptableUnobtrusive light brown ale. Slightly harsh in the mouth - no clear flavour direction.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Brown Cow - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Wold Top - Wold Gold4.80Not Tried
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80Not Tried
11 Dec 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival in progress which was attracting plenty of interest from near and far.
Brown Cow - White Out4.30ExcellentExcellent pale bitter with good malt and hop balance and a full bodied flavour. My score 16/20.
Brass Monkey - Revolutions Porter4.50ExcellentBrewed for new Revolutions Brewery at Brass Monkey this was a black porter with plenty of malty flavours. My score 16/20.
Yorkshire Dales - Merryfield3.70GoodVery hoppy and bitter amber beer but with a good balance of flavours. My score 15/20.
Black Sheep - Ruddy Ram4.00GoodRed/brown porter style beer, rather thin with no pronounced flavours but pleasant enough with a quite dry finish.
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Reindeer Repellent4.20AcceptablePale, hoppy and bitter with a hint of Sorachi hop in there. My score 14/20.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Blizzard4.20PoorPale bitter with a dry appley flavour and little balance. My score 11/20.
18 Sep 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Friendly staff and locals made this pub a pleasure to visit.
Muirhouse - Sweet Like Chocolate5.00ExcellentThe clue is in the name, dark brown and chocolatey, the base beer being malty and not highly hopped, therefore putting it in the mild category. Quite a dry finish. My score 16/20.

About The Slip Inn

The pub sign. The Slip Inn, York, North Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1AN.

Revitalised back street pub bought and run by the landlord of the nearby Swan. Four ales on offer including local brews. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: YO23 1AN